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Summer Bridging

This presentation will help parents know how to help their children prevent summer learning loss by bridging the gap between spring and fall.
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Laura Brandt

on 19 May 2010

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Transcript of Summer Bridging

Double click anywhere & add an idea June August Summer Bridging Why? What can I do? What are some examples? All students lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in math computation over the summer months. The "summer slide" causes schools to spend valuable time reteaching skills at the beginning of the year and reduces time to master new skills. Research shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer. Create structure - routines help students learn new things more easily. Teach around the house - use every day activities to teach your child all subjects. Plan daily learning activities - start with your child's interest or learning needs. Schedule enriching learning trips - you don't have to go far! Limit screen time - get your child involved in activities where he can talk with others. Talk about what you read and write so that your child can hear. Create a place in your home for your child to read, write, and draw. Post a wipe-off board to record notes to your family. Leave messages around the house for your child to read. Be sure to ask questions so they will have to write back. Go on a hike. Collect things, take notes, or write descriptions. Sort your collections into different categories. "Paint" word families or sentences on a hot sidewalk with water. Then watch them evaporate away. Try putting different sized ice cubes in the sun and time how long they take to melt. Read aloud books with outdoor or adventure themes. When you are outdoors with your children, compare the setting of the books with your environment. Keep a joke or riddle book in the car. Have your child read some to you when you're on the go. Get brochures about places you are going to visit and read them together - even if the places are close to home. Keep a notebook in your child's backpack or in the car. Be on the look-out as you're traveling for story ideas. Have your child write the ideas down. Get your child involved with practical math like kitchen measurements, restaurant or bill payments, volume experiments at the pool or in the sandbox. Have your child practice making reasonable estimates throughout the day. Ask him how long it will take to get to your destination or how much the grapes weigh at the grocery store. Get books into the hands of children during the summer break. Research clearly shows that the key to stemming summer reading loss is reading. Research shows that struggling readers lose ground over the summer and that these losses are cumulative, creating a wider gap each year between more proficient and less proficient students. By the time a struggling reader reaches middle school, summer reading loss has accumulated to a two-year lag in reading achievement. 7:00-7:20 - Presentation
7:20-7:45 - Hands-on ideas "Well, I think banana is like you and me.
Needing friends and neighbors and a family.
Let us take a lesson from banana tree,
'cause banana can't grow alone!"
Our kids are like bananas. Let's group together and keep our "bananas" growing this summer!
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